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    Glock 30 review


    I have been carrying my G30 as my EDC for about 8 months now. I have shot it quite regularly. The best I can count I have shot over 600 rounds through it. I was keeping a log, but I moved in and out and back in to my house during a remodel and was unable update my log on a couple occasions so I may be off by a couple hundred additional or more. I am thoroughly impressed with this weapon. When I first transitioned to this gun I had a little trouble getting used to handling the recoil with such a small frame. With some regular shooting and practice this has been overcome. I have found that it is quite manageable and is absolutely a "blast" to shoot. This past Friday I went to the range and shot approximately 800 rounds between my G19, G22, G21, G30, and my 1911. I don't know how much 800 rounds of 9mm, .40 and .45acp mixed up weighs, but I felt like I was carrying a dead man going into the range with that much ammo. I started out shooting my G19 and moved up to the .40 cal, then shot the .45acp. Shooting so many rounds at one time I came to realize that the .40 cal has a much sharper recoil signature. Compared to the 9mm and .45acp it started to irritate my thumb knuckle shooting my G22. It wasn't as near as pleasurable to shoot as the others, and I am not a recoil wimp by any means. The 9mm as most already know is very manageable, the recoil is not a problem. Accurate and quick. The .40 cal takes a little more precision and concentration to place shots on target. The Glock 30 is smooth and flat and is very easy to shoot. I put over 300 rounds of reloads and a couple of 50 round boxes of Federal 230 gr FMJ through it. It performed as always flawlessly. I have not had any failures whatsoever with this gun. I was shooting at 7 to 20 yards. I went to the range instead of shooting on my personal outdoor range since it was raining cats and dogs all day Friday here in NC and that is the max distance I could shoot. At 7 yards which is what my State dictates as the range of imminent danger, I was putting shots on target with 2"-3" or less groups, which for me and my ability is respectable. I spent quite a bit of time and effort working on feeling and anticipating the trigger break and reset. This range trip was focusing on trigger control and accuracy and not so much on real world reaction, drills and/ or threat preparation. I put the G30 through its paces and I can say that I absolutely with out a shadow of a doubt trust this gun with my life. It is a marvel of engineering and I have no reason to carry anything but this weapon. It is a great shooter. It feels good in the hand. It is light enough to carry without being uncomfortable and it conceals very well in a IWB holster. The 11 round capacity is respectable, compared to the heavier 1911 and it is a good balance between firepower and mobility. I would definitely recommend this gun to anyone who wants a .45acp caliber in a form factor that is conducive to concealed carry.
    In this picture of the target I put 2 magazines at approximately 10 yard into. I shot the paper up good with the other shot sets and as it got riddled I stuck a shoot n c. The other shots in the paper are not flyers, just other shots from previous groups. I was pretty happy with my shooting with the G30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactworld45 View Post
    I put the G30 through its paces and I can say that I absolutely with out a shadow of a doubt trust this gun with my life. It is a marvel of engineering and I have no reason to carry anything but this weapon. It is a great shooter. It feels good in the hand. It is light enough to carry without being uncomfortable and it conceals very well in a IWB holster. The 11 round capacity is respectable, compared to the heavier 1911 and it is a good balance between firepower and mobility. I would definitely recommend this gun to anyone who wants a .45acp caliber in a form factor that is conducive to concealed carry.
    I could have written your full post almost word for word!!

    An excellent gun and my daily carry, of course.

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    i agree with everything that tactworld45 said about the g 30 i also have been carrying a g30 everyday since i got it in nov.i've probly owned or shot just about every 45acp out there in my 35 year love afair with the 45acp and i must say that the g 30 is my favorite it's more accurate than any 45 i've shot other than a couple of custom 1911s that i had over $5000 into and way more reliable

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